Posts Tagged ‘CSAA’

Verizon competitor but ‘probably not game changer’

Friday, December 2, 2011 12:37 Be the first to comment

Verizon’s new home security/home automation offering is new competition in the market but “probably not game changer,” experts say.

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Technology transforming emergency response

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:42 Be the first to comment

Bill Hobgood believes a program he’s stewarding will finally streamline the central station/PSAP relationship.
Called the Monitoring Station to PSAP Data Exchange Program, the program’s goal is to remove the potential for human error from central station/public safety answering point (911) communications.

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What value does hot-redundancy provide?

Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:38 Be the first to comment

Multi-site monitoring centers talk disaster recovery and more in their case for hot-redundancy; others say the value is overblown By Daniel Gelinas C.O.P.S. Monitoring—with monitoring centers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona—recently trumpeted a big improvement in response time to high-priority alarms. Ad materials from the company claim a nearly 17 percent improvement, cutting 2.69 [...]

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What is the value provided by multi-site monitoring centers?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:10 Be the first to comment

Hot redundancy, disaster recovery lead the discussion By Daniel Gelinas C.O.P.S. Monitoring—with monitoring centers in New Jersey, Florida and Arizona—recently trumpeted a big improvement in response time to high-priority alarms. Ad materials from the company claim a nearly 17 percent improvement, cutting 2.69 seconds from 2009’s average response time of 16.09 seconds and accomplishing an [...]

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As video monitoring makes strides, is a video-specific standard needed?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 11:25 Be the first to comment

YARMOUTH, Maine—In an IP world, where advances in technology lead to more frequent improvements in the cloud and better hosted services, it’s getting easier for dealers to differentiate and make more RMR through offering video surveillance and monitoring. As video becomes less of a rare specialty or self-contained CCTV system and more of a de rigueur, a la carte offering, is there any push for a category for standards listing? Is there a real need for such a category, or will IP-based video monitoring remain an unregulated niche of a few high-tech, specialized, video-monitoring firms?

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